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EP president’s “faux pas”

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13.2.2019 – Three months before the European Elections the president of the European Parliament was asked to resign. The reason for this unpleasant surprised was his speech in Italy in Bazovica, a small town at the border with Slovenia. Mr. Tajani attended the ambiguous ceremony on the 10 February, remembering the victims of the communist [...]

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Arbitration Agreement Slovenia / Croatia – what next? Highlights from the interview with Mr. Thomas Bickl , researcher at Duisburg-Essen University

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26.10.2018 – The interview The problem Thomas Bickl :” The arbitration award is a binding settlement of a bilateral issue between Slovenia and Croatia. For a start, it has nothing to do with the EU. However, both States are members of the EU, and every EU Member has rights and obligations. And this is where [...]

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Juncker and the arbitrary agreement mess

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22.9.2018 – On the 15 September 2018 the article in Der Spiegel featured the current state of the arbitrary agreement between Slovenia and Croatia which has been ruled by the EU Court but has never been adopted by the Croatian government. More so Der Spiegel says : “… in a strange twist, a good six [...]

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Slovenia will file a lawsuit against Croatia

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20.6.2018 -  Slovenia can proceed with the lawsuit after the expiration of the deadline. The European Commission will not give an opinion in connection with Slovenia’s action against Croatia for violating European law as a result of the Croatian’s failure to comply with the arbitration judgment on the border dispute between the two countries. Slovenia [...]

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Difficult implementation of the arbitration agreement on the sea

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30.December 2017- On the June 29 2017, the Arbitration Committee announced the release of the EU court decision on the border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia, on the land and the sea. The EU court’s decision was that the most of the Piran Bay belongs to Slovenia, with the 2.5 nautical miles wide junction to [...]

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Mediation in the implementation of the arbitrary agreement

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27.11.2017-European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed in Brussels that the Commission is seriously considering mediation to ensure the implementation of an arbitration decision on the border between Slovenia and Croatia,stated Prime Minister Miro Cerar after the summit of the Eastern Partnership. The Slovene Prime Minister explained that on the margins of the meeting, he talked [...]

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Better water in Croatia thanks to Cohesion Policy

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4.9.2017- Almost €96 million from the Cohesion Fund is being invested to upgrade water supply and waste water networks in Croatia’s Slavonia and Istria regions and on the island of Krk. This investment package includes (1) €19.3 million for the construction of a waste water treatment plant and of filtration systems in the urban area [...]

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EU court solved the Slovenian and Croatian border dispute

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29.7.2017-The arbitration tribunal, which ruled on the border between Slovenia and Croatia, which has been unsolved for 26 years, set the border on the land and at the sea. The court ruled that the vast majority of the Gulf of Piran belongs to Slovenia, and has also set a 2.5 nautical mile wide Slovenia’s wide [...]

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EU invested in bridge in Croatia

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7.6 2017-Today the Commission is allocating €357 million of Cohesion Policy funds to build a bridge that will connect the southernmost part of the country and Dubrovnik to the rest of mainland Croatia. The construction of the Pelješac bridge, for which the EU will contribute 85% of the cost, will significantly improve the everyday life [...]

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New wave of migrants

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Slovenia is during the night on 16 to 17 October, expecting a new wave of migrants. Hungary has closed the border with Croatia, so they are diverted towards Slovenia. Rail traffic between Croatia and Slovenia is suspended until further notice. Slovenia has identified several entry points, where they will accept refugees. The broad sum of  [...]

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Commissioner Dimitris Avramapoulos in Zagreb

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Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos was visiting Zagreb on the 6 October where he met with First Deputy Prime Minister and  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vesna Pusić, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior , Ostojić. This visit is part of a series of visits by Commissioner Avramopoulos to several Member States directly affected by the [...]

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Croatia wants to withdraw from arbitration deal with Slovenia

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After, most likely the Croatian secret service had  surveiled the conversation between the Slovenian official and the Slovene arbitration judge, and the Croat newspaper Večerni list published it,  Croatia is withdrawing from the arbitration agreement on the Piran Bay, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic  announced on 27 July. When Slovenian journalists noted that the Slovenian prime [...]

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Croatian enterprises to benefit from new EBRD funding

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Private Croatian enterprises will benefit from a €20 million loan the EBRD is providing to SG Leasing d.o.o., a local subsidiary of Société Générale Splitska Banka d.d., to expand lease financing for equipment, light commercial vehicles, trucks and trailers. The EBRD is supporting the recovery of the sector with a new Croatia Leasing Sector Framework [...]

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